What is RAINS?

The Rains Research Assistant Program supports faculty research by providing financial support for faculty to hire a student research assistant. In addition, the program allows students to develop research experiences and close collaborations with their faculty and other members of their research group.

This program is available to all full-time tenured & tenure-track faculty. Faculty members on a leave of absence are not eligible.

Rains funds have been depleted for AY 2019-2020.
Applications for AY 2020-2021 will open Spring 2020. 


Submission & Review Dates 


Submissions submitted by 5.4.20 will be reviewed by 5.18.20

Submissions submitted by 6.1.20 will be reviewed by 6.15.20

Submissions submitted by 9.14.20 will be reviewed by 9.30.20

Note: If there are remaining funds, applications submitted after 9.14 will be reviewed by 11.16.20